Become a Friend of Folklife!

Friends of Folklife are Northwest Folklife’s most loyal supporters who keep the magic of Folklife alive with the annual contributions of $120 or more. Friends of Folklife enjoy exclusive benefits at the Northwest Folklife Festival and throughout the year, and can choose from a variety of giving levels to support our programs.

Folkster: $120+/year

  • Festival Guide mailed in mid-May
  • Two Friends of Folklife buttons* for admission to the Friends of Folklife Headquarters and Happy hours at the Folklife Festival
  • *For a one time gift of $60 you are eligible for one Friend of Folklife button.

Folk Sustainer: $20/month (or $240+/year)

All of the above PLUS:

  • Two Hospitality Buttons for admission to the Folklife Festival’s Hospitality VIP access area
  • Invitation to “First Look,” our pre-Festival VIP preview and reception

In addition to the benefits mentioned above, Folklife supporters that give at the following levels are recognized in the Northwest Folklife Festival Guide.


Folklife Booster: $500+/year

$500 gives a young person access to a year of arts, cultural, and heritage experiences through our Youth Enrichment Programs.

 

 

Folk Leader: $1,000+/year

$1,000 supports a day of Our Big Neighborhood programming which brings active, creative and cultural engagement to children and families.

 

Folk Steward: $2,500+/year

$2,500 provides inclusive gathering spaces for young artists and cultural mentors to exchange wisdom and skills, grow and collaborate with one another.

 

 

Folk Amplifier: $5,000+/year

$5,000 helps us reach across the region to collect and archive the rich stories of our region’s Living Legacies.

 

 

Folk Champion: $10,000+/year

$10,000 brings a stage to life for the 49th Annual NWFL Festival, lifting the voices and traditions of hundreds of culture bearers for thousands of fest-goers to share in.

 

 

Folk Legend: $25,000 and above

$25,000 strengthens Northwest Folklife’s ability to provide  community-powered programs for years to come!